Digitizing sponsorU.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Discusses car accidents from the point of view of the doctor who is tired of patching up victims. Stresses the importance of seatbelts. Shows crash experiments by the University of California using instrumented dummies which record points of stress and shock (much like Safety Belt for Susie—there's even a mutilated doll in one sequence of the film).
Director: Howard Magwood. Script: Charles Green. Executive Producer: Hugh Cohn.
January 12, 2018 Subject:
We interrupt this film to give you Raymond Burr
Pretty good road safety film demonstrating the wiseness of putting seat belts on when you drive. Since this is 1961, were just talking about waist belts, and not the shoulder wraps that were developed later. It's actually pretty standard, with no sensationalism, very little body count (the accident scenes here are all simulated) but they do have some cool car crash dummy shots, which are always a plus for me. There are a lot of films in the archive that go for the jugular (and camp), this is not one of them, so take that for what you will.